Post by upsydaisyherewego on Aug 9, 2014 12:44:47 GMT
To those who didn't know, Frank was a whippet x puppy that we fostered in autumn of 2013. When we got Frank, he was 8 weeks old and we were his 5th home he'd had.
How to describe Frank...
Frank was small, cute, mostly black with a white tip to his tail and had ears that were several times too big for him. He was noisy, energetic, and VERY playful. It took him about 0.2 seconds to find the toybox, and took great joy in emptying the contents. Frank eventually caught the eye of a family in the Scottish highlands who drove several hours to meet him and eventually take him home.
Over the coming months we were constantly updated with his adventures. Frank would happily walk for hours at a time along the beach and up the mountains around his home. He kept his playful streak, and at a foundation agility class, he stole one of the jump poles and ran off with it, tail wagging happily, thinking he'd found the biggest stick in existence.
On 9th June 2014 we received a phone call saying that Frank had been taken into the vets with what seemed to be a chest infection. He deteriorated but made it through the night. They were just deciding on the next course of action, when he went downhill very quickly. In the evening of the 10th June, Frank passed away, surrounded by his family, wrapped in the blanket that we'd bought for him when he arrived many months earlier. He was 10 months old.
We worked out that around now would've been his first birthday, so we released a balloon in his memory.
Frank was part of my life for 2 months. I wasn't too upset when he left, we've fostered plenty of dogs before, but knowing that I would never get the chance to see the little guy again has broken my heart. For 8 months, he was the happiest dog in the world, and he made everyone who knew him feel the same way.
Run Free Little Guy.